DAY RIDE TO CROSSVILLE

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Jeff is ready to ride.

On Tuesday, April 28, 2015- we took another Day Ride. We headed out to Crossville, TN to check out the Military Memorial Museum.

With a cool start on a clear day, we wore our full leathers (jacket and chaps).

Jeff kicks off our day in this short video:


We rode north on Broadway to Halls, then took Norris Freeway to the Norris Dam.

Looking from the side parking lot toward the dam.

Looking from the side parking lot toward the dam.

Road over Norris Dam.

Road over Norris Dam.

After snapping a few photos, we headed down to Rocky Top and stopped at Weigels for fuel and a snack.

From Rocky Top we rode north to Caryville, then took old 63 north to 63 and into Huntsville. In Huntsville we rode north on 456 to Oneida.

In Oneida, we took 297 west which runs through the Big South Fork Recreation Area.

Pamo in front of the entrance sign into Big South Fork.

Pamo in front of the entrance sign into Big South Fork.

The road heading into Big South Fork.

The road heading into Big South Fork.

From the Big South Fork we took 154 into downtown Jamestown. From Jamestown, we rode south on 27 into Clark Range where we stopped at the Cumberland Mountain General Store.

The Cumberland Mtn General Store in Clark Range.

The Cumberland Mtn General Store in Clark Range.

Lots of knick knacks to look at!

Lots of knick knacks to look at!

From Clark Range we continued south on 27 into Crossville where we stopped at Sisters Restaurant for lunch.

Sisters Restaurant in Crossville.

Sisters Restaurant in Crossville.

You'll see this sign from the road.

You’ll see this sign from the road. It should read ‘GREAT HOME COOKING!’

The food here is unbelievable! Put Sisters on your MUST GO TO list.

The food here is phenomenal! Put Sisters on your MUST GO TO list.

The staff at Sisters gets a huge thumbs up as well. We plan to return next time we are in Crossville.

After lunch we rode downtown (just a couple of blocks from Sisters) to the Military Memorial Museum housed in the oldest building in Crossville.

Oldest building in Crossville.

Oldest building in Crossville. (The original courthouse.)

The Military Museum was established in 2002.

The Military Museum was established in 2002.

We were greeted by two knowledgeable museum curators.

We were greeted by a knowledgeable museum curator.

Exhibits begin in the Civil War....

Exhibits begin in the Civil War.

WWI

Exhibits from World War I.

There are numerous artifacts and memorabilia housed in the museum.

There are numerous artifacts and memorabilia housed in the museum.

German POW's were housed in Crossville during WWII.

German POW’s were housed in Crossville during WWII.

Here's a layout of the POW camp.

Here’s a layout of the POW camp.

More information about the camp.

More information about the camp.

Another curator answers even more questions.

Another curator answers even more questions.

The museum goes all the way through modern day conflicts.

The museum goes all the way through modern day conflicts.

Be sure to leave a donation! Even a dollar or two helps. This is a free museum.

Be sure to leave a donation! Even a dollar or two helps. This is a free museum.

Cumberland County's first steam engine. Right across from the Military Museum.

Cumberland County’s first steam engine. Right across from the Military Museum.

More information about the steam engine.

More information about the steam engine.

Crossville's second and current courthouse. Built in 1905.

Crossville’s second and current courthouse. Built in 1905.

After our visit, we left Crossville riding through Fairfield Glade only to run out of road at Smith Mountain.

Jeff checks the map in Fairfield Glade.

Jeff checks the map in Fairfield Glade.

Since we aren't sure if we can get through Smith Mountain, we decide to back track.

Since we aren’t sure if we can get over Smith Mountain, we decide to back track.

We turned around, rode back through Fairfield Glade, and took 70 east to Rockwood.

Front Street in Rockwood.

Front Street in Rockwood.

Then we rode through Kingston, Lenoir City and finally back to Knoxville.

We got back home at 6:45pm and our total ride was 242 miles.

Jumba gives Jeff a nice welcome home greeting.

Jumba gives Jeff a nice welcome home greeting.

We wrap up the day in this video:

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One Response to DAY RIDE TO CROSSVILLE

  1. Pam Huggins says:

    Steve and Sue Foster left this message in regards to this post:

    Hi, Just looked at your site and your Crossville visit….So exciting to see when you went to the Military Museum, you posted a pic of my fathers machine gun (you had the pic listed as WWI) that gun was WWII with a pic of my father on the sand bags…he was a WWII POW and just passed away 5 years ago in Okeechobee,Fla. My husband and I both ride and hope to get over to your store one of these days! 🙂
    Steve & Sue Foster

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